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Title IBM Flex System Products and Technology for Power Systems
Author David Watts
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2014-12-10
Category Computers
Total Pages 370
ISBN 0738440299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy, and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. The IBM® PureFlex® System combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete, optimized solutions. At the heart of PureFlex System is the IBM Flex System® Enterprise Chassis. This fully integrated infrastructure platform supports a mix of compute, storage, and networking resources to meet the demands of your applications. The solution is easily scalable with the addition of another chassis with the required nodes. With the IBM Flex System Manager®, multiple chassis can be monitored from a single panel. The 14 node, 10U chassis delivers high-speed performance complete with integrated servers, storage, and networking. This flexible chassis is simple to deploy now, and to scale to meet your needs in the future. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System available from IBM. It highlights the technology and features of the chassis, compute nodes, management features, and connectivity options. Guidance is provided about every major component, and about networking and storage connectivity. This book is intended for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM employees who want to know the details about the new family of products. It assumes that you have a basic understanding of blade server concepts and general IT knowledge.

Title IBM Flex System p270 Compute Node Planning and Implementation Guide
Author David Watts
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2014-01-07
Category Computers
Total Pages 628
ISBN 0738439002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to make full use of broad expertise and proven preferred practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. The IBM® Flex System p270 Compute Node is an IBM Power SystemsTM server that is based on the new dual-chip module POWER7+TM processor and is optimized for virtualization, performance, and efficiency. The server supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating environments, and is designed to run various workloads in IBM PureFlexTM System. The p270 Compute Node is a follow-on to the IBM Flex SystemTM p260 Compute Node. This IBM Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide to the p270 Compute Node. We introduce the related Flex System offerings and describe the compute node in detail. We then describe planning and implementation steps including converged networking, management, virtualization, and operating system installation. This book is for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical specialists who want to understand the new offerings and plan and implement an IBM Flex System installation that involves the Power Systems compute nodes.

Title IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Planning and Implementation Guide
Author David Watts
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2012-06-15
Category Computers
Total Pages 424
ISBN 0738436976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven preferred practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance, and more. The IBM® Flex SystemTM p260 and p460 Compute Nodes are IBM Power SystemsTM servers optimized for virtualization, performance, and efficiency. The nodes support IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating environments, and are designed to run various workloads in IBM PureFlexTM System. This IBM Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide to IBM PureFlex System and the Power Systems compute nodes. We introduce the offerings and describe the compute nodes in detail. We then describe planning and implementation steps and go through some of the key the management features of the IBM Flex System Manager management node. This book is for customers, IBM Business Partners, and IBM technical specialists that want to understand the new offerings and to plan and implement an IBM Flex System installation that involves the Power Systems compute nodes.

Title Creating Smart Virtual Appliances with IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool
Author Greg Hurlebaus
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2013-07-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 318
ISBN 0738438480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In a traditional deployment model, software is installed on a physical server, and it is configured for the particular data center environment. The cloud deployment model requires that the dependency on a specific hardware configuration is severed. This IBM® Redbooks® publication guides you through the transition from the traditional application deployment model to the cloud-friendly deployment model. It explains how to achieve these goals by packaging the software stacks into industry standard virtual appliances. A key part of this transition involves using the IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool. This tool is the IBM tool for creating virtualized workloads that target several private cloud deployment platforms, including platforms from IBM and not from IBM. In fact, this tool is unique in its ability to support such a wide range of cloud offerings. It is also the only tool in the marketplace that can create virtual appliances for both x86 and IBM Power hardware architectures. This book provides an in-depth look at the capabilities and internal workings of Image Construction and Composition Tool. It focuses on the capabilities of this tool, which target the virtualization and cloud offerings of IBM Systems and Technology Group. These offerings include IBM Systems Director VMControlTM, IBM SmartCloud® Entry, and IBM PureFlexTM System with IBM Flex System ManagerTM appliance. The Image Construction and Composition Tool also has a much richer set of capabilities. Specifically, it supports IBM Workload Deployer, IBM PureApplicationTM Systems, and IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. This publication targets software architects, cloud solutions architects, and cloud administrators. Its goal is to provide you with the expert-level skills required to package the existing and newly created applications into self-configurable, smart virtual appliances. Related publication: Smart Virtual Appliances Made Easy with IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool, TIPS1037

Title Power Systems Enterprise Servers with PowerVM Virtualization and RAS
Author Dino Quintero
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2013-03-06
Category Computers
Total Pages 426
ISBN 0738436267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This IBM® Redbooks® publication illustrates implementation, testing, and helpful scenarios with IBM Power® Systems 780 and 795 using the comprehensive set of the Power virtualization features. We focus on the Power Systems functional improvements, in particular, highlighting the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features of the enterprise servers. This document highlights IBM Power Systems Enterprise Server features, such as system scalability, virtualization features, and logical partitioning among others. This book provides a documented deployment model for Power 780 and Power 795 within a virtualized environment, which allows clients to plan a foundation for exploiting and using the latest features of the IBM Power Systems Enterprise Servers. The target audience for this book includes technical professionals (IT consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) responsible for providing IBM Power Systems solutions and support.

Title IBM i 7 1 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates
Author Justin C. Haase
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2015-10-29
Category Computers
Total Pages 952
ISBN 0738440116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements available in IBM i 7.1, including all the Technology Refresh (TR) levels from TR1 to TR7. It provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals who are involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and implementing IBM i 7.1 solutions.

Title Building a Smarter Data Center with IBM Flex System and Juniper Networks QFabric
Author Bill White
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2013-05-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0738450960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Data centers must become smarter to meet today's business needs. They need to be more efficient, scalable, and flexible and at the same time keep operational costs in check. A smarter data center must seamlessly integrate IT resources, such as servers, storage, and networking, while also responding quickly to change. Networking plays an essential role in enabling infrastructures for smarter data centers. In dynamic environments with virtualized IT resources, the network must do more than just carry traffic and support the provisioning of new IT services. It must also have the built-in flexibility and capability to adapt quickly while maintaining comprehensive security, visibility, and management. IBM® Flex SystemTM build-to-order (BTO) and Juniper Networks QFabric are key building blocks for a smarter data center infrastructure. They are reliable, resilient, and energy efficient resources that seamlessly integrate to provide the capabilities and flexibility needed now and in the future. This IBM RedpaperTM publication discusses how to build a smarter data center infrastructure with IBM Flex System BTO and Juniper Networks QFabric. It discusses key client use cases that address today's data center challenges: Business continuity and disaster recovery Multitenancy Virtual machine mobility This paper is intended for IT management, IT architects, network planners and integrators, and technical specialists.

Title IBM Power 750 and 760 Technical Overview and Introduction
Author Scott Vetter
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2013-06-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 204
ISBN 0738450979
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 750 and Power 760 servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 750 and Power 760 offerings and their prominent functions: The IBM POWER7+TM processor is available at frequencies of 3.1 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.0 GHz. The larger IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. The newly introduced POWER7+ dual chip module (DCM). New 10GBase-T options for the Integrated Multifunction Card that provides two USB ports, one serial port, and four Ethernet connectors for a processor enclosure and does not require a PCI slot. New IBM PowerVM® V2.2.2 features, such as 20 LPARs per core. The improved IBM Active MemoryTM Expansion technology provides more usable memory than is physically installed in the system. Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products should read this paper. This Redpaper expands the current set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the 750 and 760 systems. This paper does not replace the latest marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, may be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions. For additional reading: A Technote is availalble that explains the performance architecture of this server. It is of interest to those migrating workloads from existing Power 750 servers. It can be found at: Architecture of the IBM POWER7+ Tecnology-Based IBM Power 750 and IBM Power 760 Technote

Title IBM Power 710 and 730 Technical Overview and Introduction
Author Scott Vetter
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2014-02-03
Category Computers
Total Pages 194
ISBN 0738451223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 710 (8231-E1D) and Power 730 (8231-E2D) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. This paper also describes the IBM PowerLinuxTM 7R1 (8246-L1D and 8246-L1T) and the PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D and 8246-L2T) servers that support the Linux operating system. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 710, Power 730, PowerLinux 7R1, and PowerLinux offerings and their major functions: IBM POWER7+TM processor is available at frequencies of 3.6 GHz, 4.2 GHz, and 4.3 GHz. Larger IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability. Integrated SAS/SATA controller for HDD, SSD, tape, and DVD supports built-in hardware RAID 0, 1, and 10. New IBM PowerVM® V2.2.2 features, such as 20 LPARs per core. Improved IBM Active MemoryTM Expansion technology provides more usable memory than is physically installed in the system. Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products can benefit from reading this paper. This paper expands the current set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power 710 and Power 730 systems. This paper does not replace the latest marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Title Deploying PowerHA Solution with AIX HyperSwap
Author Octavian Lascu
Publisher IBM Redbooks
Release 2014-10-02
Category Computers
Total Pages 220
ISBN 0738453927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This IBM® RedpaperTM publication will help you plan, install, tailor, and configure the new IBM PowerHA® with IBM HyperSwap® clustering solution. PowerHA with HyperSwap adds transparent storage protection for replicated storage, improving overall system availability by masking storage failures. The PowerHA cluster is an Extended Distance cluster with two sites. It manages, in principle, the replicated storage infrastructure through HyperSwap functionality. The storage is provided by two DS8800s configured to replicate each other using Metro Mirror Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) synchronous replication. DS8800 supports in-band (SCSI commands) communication, which is used to manage (and automate) the replication using IBM AIX® HyperSwap framework and PowerHA automation and management capabilities.